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2022 Prism Prize Eligible Video: Kandle - Honey Trap

The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was recently awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from an acclaimed avant-pop artist.

2022 Prism Prize Eligible Video: Kandle - Honey Trap

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The 2021 Prism Prize for Best Canadian Music Video was recently awarded to Theo Kapodistrias, for his clip for Haviah Mighty’s Thirteen. We will continue to profile noteworthy Canadian videos that are eligible for the 2022 prize, including this one from an acclaimed avant-pop artist.


Kandle - Honey Trap

Kandle Osborne is a BC-born singer/songwriter. She embodies equal parts cabaret chanteuse and ambitious rock singer while covering a wide range of topics within her music. Kandle discovered her true love of music from listening to the likes of Nancy Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Shirley Bassey, and many more. She draws her inspiration from strong female voices and brings the same energy to her own work. 

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Her single Honey Trap is a sweet, yet seductive tale about breaking free from the sticky power struggle that we know today and is inspired by the liberation from a toxic alliance and the awakenings that follow.

The accompanying video, which was directed by Brandon Fletcher, features actor Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel, The 100) and sees Kandle and band (The Wiccs - Louise Burns, Kendel Carson and Tess Ananda) playing together on a stage. The clip shows us the powerful impact of reclaiming your independence on and off the stage.

"We wanted to create a nod to our favourite noir films of the 40s - and its more modern incarnation of dystopian neo/neon-noir thrillers - entire worlds riddled with deceit, seduction, and crime, all while exploring themes of consent, entitlement, and responsibility," says Fletcher. "All these women 'play the game' without being fully aware of the deeper danger they're in. Throughout the video, a shadowy man exploits them all, coalescing in an unwanted touch - something I think anyone who's been manipulated can relate to - before he walks away with their livelihood."

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Starring Keenan Tracey, Kandle Osborne, Louise Burns, Tess Ananda & Kendel Carson 

Directed & Edited by Brandon William Fletcher 

Directory of Photography: Byron Kopman 

1st AD: Jeffrey Mitchell 

1st AC: Kelvin Wong 

Gaffer: Nick Taillefer 

Key Grip: James Kaliszak 

Makeup by: Katie Macskasy 

Hairdressing by: Tess Ananda 

Rope Artist: Squid Kinks 

Vehicle Provided by: Bob Mai & Robert Huynh 

Equipment Provided by: Alterna Films 

Colour: Dave Tomiak 

Executive Producer: Kandle Osborne 

Produced by Brandon William Fletcher 

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